Finance and Grants Coordinator Job Placement – Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)

Organization: Makerere
University (MUK)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director,
Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)
Ref: HR/EXT/19/01
About US:
Makerere University
is the oldest and premier University in Uganda which strives to becoming the
leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.
Job Summary:  The Finance and Grants Coordinator provides
technical support to the MISR. The position requires a hands-on and engaged
financial professional who will support the organization in ensuring financial
administration, enhancing internal controls, business planning, budgeting and
grants management. The key job functions are to coordinate and supervise the
financial operations and functions of the Institute, with primary areas of
responsibility including accounting, financial reporting, budget management,
administrative/financial data processing systems and monitoring procurement.
The role also requires coordination and implementation of specialized grants
management functions. It requires working closely with the Chairperson, Finance
Committee, Administrator and other staff in key functions such as the Librarian
and Office Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the
    specific activities of all assigned financial administrative functions.
  • Supervise finance and accounting staff within the Institute
  • Monitor all delegated grants management, accounting and budget
    management functions
  • Oversee and coordinate Institute budget management functions
  • Supervise, coordinate and perform accounting duties associated with
    all Institute accounting and financial reporting functions, including
    specialized grants management tasks in all areas:
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable University and donor
      accounting and financial reporting requirements;
    • Supervise and assist as needed with daily accounting operations,
      including cash receipts, payments and accruals, operating within the
      University accounting system;
    • Perform various cash management functions, including cash-flow projections,
      draw down of grant funds etc.
    • Prepare a variety of regular and special internal accounting/
      financial statements, as well as monthly reports for the Finance
      Committee, the Director and the Board.
  • Monitor the management of the institution’s procurement functions
  • Act as liaison with University administration, donors and other
    stakeholders regarding financial matters
  • Liaise with the statutory and/or Internal Auditor of MISR and be
    responsible for the timely completion of the audits of the Institute.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree – B.Com/BBA/BSc
    (Finance/Accounting) or related discipline.
  • A professional qualification in Accounting such as CPA (Uganda) or
    ACCA is a MUST
  • At least four years of relevant working experience
How to Apply:
All applicants
should their applications at  the link
below to access an online tool for sending full details of your biodata,
education, qualifications, work experience, and all the other required information,
including your Curriculum Vitae, Certificates, Transcripts and names and
addresses of at least three referees
Deadline: 30th January 2019

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